March 22, 2018 -- Renovations at Monticello and Roxboro middle schools are officially underway as Turner Construction assumed control of the sites on March 12.
Turner will be renovating the buildings over the course of the next 15 months with the expected completion date sometime in the summer of 2019. Heights Middle School students will begin the 2019-2020 school year in the renovated buildings after spending two years at the Wiley campus.
Heights Middle School students, administrators, and CH-UH Board members marked the beginning of renovations to the Monticello and Roxboro middle schools buildings. Pictured in the photos above are students Isaac Godfrey, Cameron Goins, Jada Strother, Toni Trent, Jervon Cole, and Kenji Sakaie, Board Vice President Jodi Sourini, Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon, Monticello Principal Dr. Jeff Johnston, Roxboro Principal Patrick McNichols, Board member Beverly Wright, and Board member Malia Lewis.
The focus of the renovations is on improving the instructional space in each building. Once complete, every classroom in Monticello and Roxboro will have new heating and air conditioning, paint, flooring, ceilings, lighting, fire alarms, sound reinforcement system, short throw projector, and whiteboard.
New heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will be installed throughout both buildings, including the auditoriums, along with new lighting. Administrative areas will receive facelifts with new carpet, paint and reception desks. The gymnasiums will be repainted, and lockers will be refurbished and painted.
At Monticello, the renovations include modifications to the rear main entry and the lower level locker rooms. At Roxboro, the renovations include improvements to the main entry and the installation of restrooms in the lower level.